Divorce & Allocation Of Parental Responsibilities

In some situations, parties wishing to divorce have minimal conflict or complications. There are no children of the marriage, negligible debt and not a lot of assets.

In other situations, a divorcing couple has substantial assets and debt and there are children of the marriage that have become a contentious issue, causing the parties to become hostile or unresponsive to one another.

Handling All Types Of Divorce Situations

At Diaz Case Law, our team of attorneys in Berwyn, Illinois, has more than 15 years of combined legal experience handling a wide range of matters for Cook County, including various family law issues.

Property And Debt Division

We have assisted divorcing parties find solutions to debt, including but not limited to:

  • Credit card debt
  • Jointly held mortgages
  • Auto loans

We also help with property division involving:

  • Primary residences
  • Pensions
  • Retirement accounts
  • Stocks
  • Investment property

Parental Responsibilities

We also assist divorcing parties will all aspects relating to children of the marriage, such as decisions regarding a child's:

  • Living arrangements
  • Education, religious upbringing, and healthcare

Understanding The "Child Custody" Rules In Illinois

In 2015, Illinois lawmakers option to change the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act. Terms like child custody and visitation were changed and are now referred to as "parental responsibilities," "parentage" or "parenting time."

Previously, both parents decided joint custody arrangements. Under the new law, "parental responsibilities" are generally assigned to a specific parent by the court.

In addition, courts will no longer assign "primary physical possession" of a child to one parent and "residential custody" to the other. Under the new law, neither phrase is used. Today, the courts apply factors based on what is in the best interest of the child to determine the parenting schedule for a particular situation.

Working As A Team

We believe that two is better than one and take priding in working on cases together. Finding the best solution for each client we represent in the most cost effective manner is our ultimate goal.

Schedule A Free Consult Today

If you are considering a divorce and looking for guidance, or looking for an experienced lawyer to handle your divorce, find out how our team at Diaz Case Law can help you.

Call 866-298-00510 to set up an appointment. You can also send a confidential email.

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We also assist nonmarried couples find solutions to parentage and allocation of parental responsibilities including child support.